Favorite Beauty Items!

I am linking up with Across the Hall in 2nd Grade for their Favorite Things Linky! This week is all about Beauty Basics!

First up is hair:

I recently switched to Joico's Smooth Cure for my shampoo and conditioner. I love that it is sulfate free and it really does make my hair a lot smoother. I have curly hair which has the tendency to feel dry and coarse but this stuff makes it so soft, not just when I straighten it too,  even when it's curly!
Styling products: These two have been my styling staples for years. I love Garnier Fructis Curl Scrunch Gel. I use this first when I get out of the shower to scrunch my hair. Then I rescrunch with Ouidad's Climate Control. This stuff is amazing - it really does cut down on the frizzy's!
Face and body: I have used Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion for years. My face feels so tight and icky if I do not put it on right after I wash my face!
I adore Aveeno's Daily Moisturizing Lotion, it is the only lotion I use now! I like that it has a nice low rating on the Skin Deep Database too! I have been trying to switch over all my products to lower rated items using that site!
Lips: I never leave home without Burt's Bees Lip Balm. Of course I don't have to worry about that, as I have one everywhere I go! I used to swear by Chapstick, but then I saw how many chemicals they had and I made the switch. Burt's gets a nice rating of 1 on the Skin Deep website, and you cannot go wrong with that!
Makeup: I love bareMinerals! I use their foundation, bronzer and mineral veil most days. They are easy (and fast) to apply and they never leave my skin with that heavy foundation feeling!
Eyes: I use bareMinerals High Shine eyeshadow and No7's Exceptional Definition for my mascara. I wear these most days since I am not a lipstick person. Plus I adore super shiny eyeshadow!
Lastly we have some of my favorite beauty tools! I love my Tweezerman tweezers! Not only do they work amazingly well, they are adorable too! <3!
Sephora's Eyelash and Eyebrow Comb! These are a great quick fixer for messy eyebrows and clumpy lashes! Sadly I don't have a link for this one, it seems like Sephora is not carrying them anymore!
Those are all of my beauty basic favorites, now I am off to check out everyone else's! Click the picture below to hop on over!


  1. I love that Aveeno, too! I started using the SPF version too and it feels just as great. Totally going to check out the Skin Deep Database!

    Lucky to Be in First

  2. Awww, curly hair! I have that yucky kind of wave that requires me to straighten my hair everyday (or hack it off...or both). My daughter has the same hair (poor thing). We use Aveeno in my house as well. All of my kids have sensitive and dry skin and Aveeno is the only thing that does not agitate them.

    I did not know that Chapstick has a bunch of chemicals. That's definitely disappointing. :O(

    Love the eyeshadow and mascara advice. I didn't know about those and will have to check them out. The tweezers are super cute but the Sephora thing kinda scares me. I'll take your word on that one! ;O)

    Hope you are enjoying your summer!!
    Collaboration Cuties

  3. I need to check out that Skin Deep Database!! Thanks for the link! :)

    First Grade with Ms. Dawley

    1. You're welcome, it is really interesting to see what is good and what's not!

  4. I have curly hair, too, so I'm going to have to check out Joico and Ouidads! I use the same gel already :) Thanks for all of the great tips!


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